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Another spring storm rolls through the Sierra bringing 17 inches of snow to Palisades Tahoe, California

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© Kate Abraham / Palisades Tahoe
Over the past week, the upper mountain of Palisades Tahoe received 17 inches of fresh snow. This storm brought in cold temperatures that helped preserve the existing snow and provide better coverage on the open runs at the resort.

The resort will continue operations Friday-Sunday through the end of May, plus Memorial Day. This weekend, Palisades Tahoe will be open for skiing and riding on the upper mountain only, with terrain for every ability level.


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18 INCHES of May snow in just 12 HOURS hits Bogus Basin, Idaho

Bogus Basin snow.
© National Weather Service
Bogus Basin snow.
Who knew Monday, May 9 would be a perfect day to go skiing.

The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon said Bogus Basin has received a whopping 18 inches of snow in just 12 hours.

This cool May storm even brought some snow showers and some accumulation on grassy areas down to the Treasure Valley.


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Spring snowstorm in the Sierra catches travelers off guard

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A spring snowstorm in the Sierra on Sunday caught some travelers along Interstate-80 off guard. "I'm wearing shorts and little short socks," Danny Dockter said, laughing. "So, yeah, I wasn't expecting it. I live in Reno, so I know about snow and ice and the weather so I would've dressed a little bit better when I took off."


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Unseasonably cold weather expected to continue throughout British Columbia, Canada

It's not bone chilling but the cold weather that's been hanging around Prince George is showing no signs of leaving us anytime soon. Wet snow was falling in parts of the city Friday morning.
© Marc Dufresne
It's not bone chilling but the cold weather that's been hanging around Prince George is showing no signs of leaving us anytime soon. Wet snow was falling in parts of the city Friday morning.
Snow flurries in May?

You can't be serious.

Believe it. It was happening in parts of Prince George Friday morning where rain mixed with snow to get everybody collectively cursing under their breath about how cold and nasty it is for this time of year.

Today we're heading for a whopping high of 5 C under solid cloud cover that's covering most of the province - the result of a low pressure system that's stalled over Alberta.

The unseasonably cold weather is going to continue at least until Tuesday, so try to remain optimistic. Eventually, it is going to warm up. With summer solstice only about six weeks away, we're still waiting for the first extended blast of warm air from the south. But with the mercury in P.G. down to just 2 C at 11 a.m. Friday, summer weather seems far away.

Comment: Related: All of Finland drops below zero, as anomalous cold persists in Europe - Fields remain unplanted on Vancouver Island, similar picture across North America


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All of Finland drops below zero, as anomalous cold persists in Europe - Fields remain unplanted on Vancouver Island, similar picture across North America

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ALL OF FINLAND DROPS BELOW ZERO...

It may be May, but unusually low temperatures are persisting across the majority of Europe.

On Wednesday, May 4, the whole of Finland dropped below freezing — a rare feat for the fifth month of the year.

Records were slain, too: the Saariselkä Tourist center, for example, logged -15.3C (4.4F) — a new record low for May.

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Nebraska Panhandle slammed with up to 15 inches of May snow, while rain soaks rest of state

The Nebraska Department of Transportation works to try and reopen Interstate 80 on Monday, after heavy snowfall totals hit the Nebraska Panhandle.
© Nebraska DoT
The Nebraska Department of Transportation works to try and reopen Interstate 80 on Monday, after heavy snowfall totals hit the Nebraska Panhandle.
While Lincoln and the rest of eastern Nebraska were getting soaked with a steady rain Monday, parts of the Panhandle were seeing epic snowfall.

There was a report of 15 inches of snow near Kimball and 11 inches near Potter, according to the National Weather Service.

The heavy snow caused an hours-long closure of Interstate 80 on Monday from Big Springs to the Wyoming border. The Nebraska State Patrol said on Twitter that the weather conditions led to multiple crashes, causing the road to be shut down in both directions.

The heavy, wet snow also downed trees and power lines. Parts of Kimball were without power briefly Monday morning because of downed power lines, the Scottsbluff Star-Herald reported.


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Snowy conditions in May atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii force closure of road, visitor station

Mauna Kea summit's current conditions show high humidity with freezing temperatures and thunderstorms.
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Mauna Kea summit's current conditions show high humidity with freezing temperatures and thunderstorms.
Heavy fog and icy conditions have closed the Mauna Kea Summit Access Road to the public along with the Visitor Information Station.

Located at an elevation of 9,200 feet, the station is reporting downright wintry conditions with ice and snow on the road, freezing temperatures and thunderstorms.

A time lapse video from the summit over the last 24-48 hours shows a healthy dusting of snow falling on the mountain. Monday afternoon, temperatures dropped to 30 degrees, but factoring in wind chill, it felt like 21 degrees, officials said.

Rangers will continue monitoring road and weather conditions and will reopen the road to the public when the conditions are safe.

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Rare weather event: Taiwan's highest mountain gets snow in May

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© Central Weather Bureau
A rare May snowfall hit Taiwan's highest mountain Monday afternoon, caused by strong and very moist easterly winds sweeping through the island, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

It was only the fifth time since 1990 that snow had fallen in May on Yushan, also known as Mt. Jade, following snowfalls there in 1995, 1997, 2000, and 2011. The latest snow has ever been recorded on Yushan in May was on May 31, 1955, the CWB said.

The snow began to fall on the mountain at 1:30 p.m. and lasted until 2:10 p.m. Monday when it turned into rain, the CWB said, but it forecast more snow to come later in the day.


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May kicking off on frosty note across North America

Chilly temperatures will greet many on the first morning of the new month of May.
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Chilly temperatures will greet many on the first morning of the new month of May.
While the calendar marches forward closer and closer to summer, Old Man Winter continues to hang on tight, kicking off May on a frosty note across many states.

With unusually cold air expected in some parts of the north, the National Weather Service has issued frost and freeze advisories where the early growing season could be impacted by unusually cold conditions.

Portions of California, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island are currently under advisories from the National Weather Service due to frost and freeze concerns.

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Historic freeze returns to SE Asia; + snow, rain, cold keeps U.S. farmers from planting corn, yet America continues to sell to China

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HISTORIC FREEZE RETURNS TO SE ASIA

The first week-or-so of May will see another unusually frigid mass of polar cold sweep Southeast Asia.

The cold air is forecast to descend as far south as Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.

After recently breaking its low temperature record for April, Laos is expected to bust its record low for May, too.

Comment: Late April snow hits mountainous areas of Beijing, China